i think he was -- i think he was a monster. i believe he threatened, not just the region, but the world. in the circumstances we faced then, i believe even if you look back now, it was better to deal with the threat, to deal with it, to remove him from office, in a few genuinely believed the world safer as a result. >> it was six hours at the table. anyone hoping for a grilling would have been disappointed. it was at times a passionate defense by tony blair on his decisions concerning iraq. bbc news. >> as we just heard, mr. blair described the former iraqi peter saddam hussein as "on monster." he later told the inquiry that the people of iraq are better off and have a better chance of a future.